Protea colours for the third time

October 03, 2016 | Boys’ College

Ethan Shahim (grade 11) received his South African Protea Colours last year for Clay Pigeon Shooting.

In the world of shooting, you have to shoot top scores in order to qualify for National Protea Colours and re-qualify. Only if you are one of the Top 3 juniors (21 years and younger) in South Africa, are you then selected to represent South Africa at a World Championship as part of the SA National Team, and subsequently Protea Colours Awarded upon walking onto the field.

This year Ethan has put in copious hours of practice during the week and on weekends, as well as participated in various local shoots and competitions in order to receive his Protea Colours for the third time.

He was the Top Junior in South Africa in English Doubles (a type of Clayshooting discipline where you shoot simultaneous pairs of clays). He was also awarded National Protea Colours for Compak, being the number 3 Junior in South Africa. In June, Ethan attended the World English Doubles Sporting Championship in the United Kingdom, as part of Team South Africa and placed in the Top 20.

Ethan then competed again in the UK in August at the World Compak Championships - he finished in the Top 30. Ethan has earned double National Protea Colours in a single year! One green and gold blazer for Compak, and one green and gold blazer for English doubles.

A significant achievement that we are very proud of!